I have an interview in a level 1 trauma center, need advice! - page 2
by k-flo 6,964 Views | 41 Comments
Hello everyone I am currently facing a dilemma and I need some guidance. Today, I received a phone call to go in for an interview next week for a staff nurse position at a level 1 trauma center ER. I can't even say I am a... Read More
- 0Feb 22, '13 by hurleyBSNRNYea.. Pretty nuts to not take that opportunity because its a night shift!! take it and if it really bothers you .. You can make a decision after .. My dream job was the ER.. & unlike most of my graduating class , I not only got a job, but I got the ER as a graduate nurse.. I found out that for my personality it wasn't a good place to start .. I was too hard on myself as a new nurse ! But at least I took the opportunity & I learned a lot from it! I think you'll be surprised and love it.. I mean.. If you don't want to be on the floor ..& want the ER .. Then level 1 trauma is where you should be! Like CP2013 was saying .. Many people work hard for years to get the opportunity you are being handed right out of school! ROCK IT!!
- 0Feb 22, '13 by nrsecarolynI've been a nurse for 10 years. I work in a level 1 trauma center in a city where new grads aren't able to get jobs anywhere right now. It's overwhelming enough being a new grad, even more I think in an e.r. I don't usually recommend new grads to start in an e.r. get your organization skills down. Bottom line take what u can get, if its a night shift u will adjust and money is better. Good luck
- 0Feb 22, '13 by Esme12 Senior ModeratorQuote from k-floHello everyone
What should I do? This is one of the only two level 1 trauma centers in town and the other hospital will not consider new grads, they only hire nurses with at least 1 yr of ER experience. Would I be totally crazy to pass up this opportunity just because it's the night shift?
Yes you'd be crazy to pass on this opportunity. But remember it's just an interview.
- 0Feb 23, '13 by halfpastYou would be NUTS to pass up the job if you are offered it. You may find that you won't even be on nights very long before a day position opens... the wait list might not be as long as you think. As long as you have your foot in the door then that's all that counts. I was hired as a new grad for nights 24 hours, and before I was even off of orientation I had a job as day/eve 32 hours.
- 0Feb 23, '13 by k-floYes I am aware it's just an interview but I do not want to waste anyone's time if I decide I don't want a night shift, that's why I asked for advice. I think I'm gonna go for it, my interview is Wednesday so I will post how it went! Thanks for the advice everyone
Larry your post was very helpful!
- 2Feb 23, '13 by joanna73 GuideIf you're interested working trauma, you shouldn't pass this up. Don't expect days as a new grad, as many positions involve nights. You can get used to working nights, and there are many threads on AN providing tips for night shifters. I'd accept. Job search over.